Jackson Webb

Jackson Webb’s roots run deep. A seventh generation farmer, he operates the same farm in the hot southern Delta that his forefathers originally homesteaded. Now, he’s making the most of modern technology and precision farming practices to take his yields higher than ever.

Jackson’s road to farming wasn’t typical. He majored in physics at Ole Miss and managed a bar out of college. But 14 years ago, the land called him back. Now he farms 2500 acres — 1500 in corn and 1000 in beans. Jackson’s father helps out when he can, and his wife keeps his books. Their two young kids, Lucy and Jack, are out with their dad every chance they get.

Jackson’s year-round partner is AgVenture Yield Specialist Wayne Dulaney of Dulaney Seed. The two grew up together and are now raising exceptional crops because of their constant communication and deep-rooted agronomy know-how.

“He Knows My Farm, He Knows My Ground”

I don’t know exactly how many years I’ve been working with Wayne Dulaney, but I would say it’s about 10. Wayne and I grew up together, and our parents are still best friends. And when Wayne got into the seed business, he was mainly selling rice before he got into corn. We were laughing about that today even — Wayne said, “You taught me more about corn in my first two years than I ever knew before.” And it’s funny, because now I depend on Wayne more than anything for all my crops.

Beating a Wet Spring in the Delta

We farm about 2500 acres down here in the Delta. This year we’re planting 1500 corn and 1000 beans, and we’re in and planted as of now. We’re up to a stand of corn, but the beans just got in the ground. We've been catching a lot of rains, and we buried two planters one weekend not long ago. We’ve been getting these two-day spurts of dry weather a week. When that happens, you just have to go as fast as you can for two days and sit around and wait for another week.


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